- How to testify most effectively at community and board meetings,
- Persuading and recruiting others to our smart growth vision, and
- Why it's so important to get involved and make your voice heard right now.
Top fundraiser Jerry Panas explains that "storytelling is the fiber of relationship building."
Making emotional connections with potential donors can move them from concern to passion to cash. Studies show your audience will remember just 5% to 10% of your message if conveyed via facts and figures. That number jumps to 65% to 70% if conveyed via a story.
In this workshop, Nancy Bocskor, who is a professor of fundraising at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, will teach how the art of storytelling can boost your bottom line. She has worked in more than 20 countries promoting civil society and teaching leadership skills, especially to women in emerging democracies.
• The Five Steps of Crafting a Successful Story
• How to Transform Yourself into "Storytelling Superhero"
• Lessons from Dale Carnegie, Harry Winston and other great motivators
• How to Collect Stories in Your International Development Work
Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.
Part of a larger movement of training sessions nationwide that are taking place April 9th-15, we will be examining how corporations affect local communities and learning how to take nonviolent direct action.
You can sign up for the training by clicking this link http://moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=128593&id=
Meet new people in a casual, social atmosphere, and help make DC healthier at the same time! Help us assemble safer sex kits for the wonderful local organization HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive)! HIPS' mission is to assist female, male and trandsgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives, and works to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the community. HIPS programs serve an estimated 2,000 sex workers a year on the streets and in their drop-in center. HIPS is an ally of JUFJ and was featured as a Tikkun Leil Shabbat d'var tikkun. HIPS will provide all supplies - plus some wine and treats! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-3253 to RSVP.
Meet new people in a casual, social atmosphere, and help make DC healthier at the same time! Help us assemble safer sex kits for the wonderful local organization HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive)!
HIPS' mission is to assist female, male and trandsgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives, and works to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the community. HIPS programs serve an estimated 2,000 sex workers a year on the streets and in their drop-in center.
HIPS is an ally of JUFJ and was featured as a Tikkun Leil Shabbat d'var tikkun.
HIPS will provide all supplies - plus some wine and treats! Please email email@example.com or call 202-777-3253 to RSVP.
Freedom Riders is a documentary film that tells the story of a courageous band of civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South in 1961, simply by traveling side by side on buses and trains. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, hundreds of black and white college students risked their lives—and many were met with bitter racism, violence and imprisonment—sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. The film was directed by Stanley Nelson and made in 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.
We will have an informal potluck dinner and snacks beginning at 6:30 pm. Please bring something vegetarian to share. The documentary will be shown at 7:00 pm, followed by a short discussion.
You can make a change in your community!
Interested in Community Organizing but you don’t know where to start? Please join Empower DC and DC Jobs with Justice as we present this informative training on the Basics of Community Organizing.
Facilitated by seasoned organizer Roger Newell.
On street parking available.
RSVP to Lillian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-543-1542. Childcare is available on request.
Police state? Surveillance Society? Sneak & Peak? Entrrapment? Infiltration? Pre-crime Trial.
Do you want to know about what federal agents are doing in your community? What your rights are? What to do when asked for an interview? Search warrants? Subpoenas? Fusion Centers? No fly lists? Guantanamo at home? Ask the experts!
Join Town Hall Meeting on MLK DAY. Hosted by the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
To RSVP Contact: email@example.com
For more information: www.civilfreedoms.org
This year, make MLK Day more than a day off. Grab your hammer and help make a difference with Yachad as we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s belief in justice and community.
We'll paint, plaster, and repair the home of Mrs. Smith, 77, a homeowner and beloved neighbor in Northeast DC for 23 years. Over the years, her family’s low-income has left the house in disrepair. We will work side-by-side with her family to make her house a home again.
Morning shift: 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Afternoon shift: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The house is a 15-minute walk from the closest metro station, so we will be meeting at Sixth & I (9:00 am and Noon) and taking a public bus together. You may also provide your own transportation. Space is limited. This project is for participants ages 14 years or older.
The RAC is co-hosting the next Brickner Rabbinic training work, offering area rabbis a skills training program on new media. Topics will include:
- Overview presentation on using new media to spread synagogue messages
- Implications of public and private uses of new media
- Engaging congregants of different generations
- Creating a good congregational blog (aesthetics and content management)
Please RSVP to Allison Porton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 29. Thank you to the RAC’s Balfour Brickner Fund which has supported this program.